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Student Privacy

Sweetwater County School  District #2 shares student data with various outside agencies, vendors, and service providers.  Data is shared in accordance with applicable State and Federal law, and is shared to further the district’s educational goals. 

This page describes how the District handles issues of student privacy and how we comply with certain regulations such as FERPA. 

FERPA – Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Students to whom the rights have transferred are "eligible students."


  • Parents or eligible students have the right to inspect and review the student's education records maintained by the school. Schools are not required to provide copies of records unless, for reasons such as great distance, it is impossible for parents or eligible students to review the records. Schools may charge a fee for copies.

  • Parents or eligible students have the right to request that a school correct records which they believe to be inaccurate or misleading. If the school decides not to amend the record, the parent or eligible student then has the right to a formal hearing. After the hearing, if the school still decides not to amend the record, the parent or eligible student has the right to place a statement with the record setting forth his or her view about the contested information.

  • Generally, schools must have written permission from the parent or eligible student in order to release any information from a student's education record. However, FERPA allows schools to disclose those records, without consent, to the following parties or under the following conditions (34 CFR § 99.31):

    • School officials with legitimate educational interest;
    • Other schools to which a student is transferring;
    • Specified officials for audit or evaluation purposes;
    • Appropriate parties in connection with financial aid to a student;
    • Organizations conducting certain studies for or on behalf of the school;
    • Accrediting organizations;
    • To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena; 
    • Appropriate officials in cases of health and safety emergencies; and
    • State and local authorities, within a juvenile justice system, pursuant to specific State law.

Schools may disclose, without consent, "directory" information such as a student's name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, honors and awards, and dates of attendance. However, schools must tell parents and eligible students about directory information and allow parents and eligible students a reasonable amount of time to request that the school not disclose directory information about them. Schools must notify parents and eligible students annually of their rights under FERPA. The actual means of notification (special letter, inclusion in a PTA bulletin, student handbook, or newspaper article) is left to the discretion of each school.

  Administrative Services

Detailed student data (such as demographics, attendance, grades, transcripts, test scores, etc) is shared with these services. Data is shared in accordance with law, with educational partners, or for hosted student data systems used by the district (library management, food service, etc.)

Infinite Campus: This is our SIS (Student Information System) that records and coordinates all student information.

Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) : The DIstrict shares data with the WDE in accordance with State law and requirements. The WDE may share data with outside agencies according to their policies and law.

WY-TOPP: Wyoming State standardized testing.  Student demographic data and test results are shared in accordance with State law.

Destiny: Library management database hosted in-district.

Lifetouch: Service that manages student photos

Classlink: Online service that assists in account management across different subscriptions and platforms.